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North America » United States » Idaho » Boise June 15th 2019

Dear Friends and Family, We are in the final stages of preparation for our Spain and Morocco adventure! The fund raising has been completed, passports have been renewed, and now we just need to finish seeking out those last-minute travel items, from plug-in adaptors to travel bottles of shampoo and sunscreen. Please follow along on our journey!... read more

North America » United States » Idaho » Boise December 22nd 2018

So we made it to Boise (pronounced BOY-see by the locals) and had a really good time. Truly, this was one of the best American cities I’ve ever visited. They are apparently known for being the “most livable” city in America. If there was an impetus for this entire trip, then I suppose it would be the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl that we attended on Friday. My alma mater, Western Michigan, was playing against BYU in this game. When I first saw that this was our bowl destination, I was not particularly thrilled. Living in Georgia, I have really no easy/inexpensive way to get to Boise, Idaho. But when I decided to make it a bigger trip than just a bowl game, and to invite someone along for the ride, then attending the game became much ... read more
Campus signage
Some fun at the campus store
The river walk at Boise

North America » United States » Idaho » Boise July 6th 2018

Day 10 - Today was going to be a big riding day, 489 km in total, without a lot to see on this part of the journey. We left Prineville and surprisingly made our way up the range through very cool forests. A great riding road with plenty of gentle sweepers at 75mph and up to 5700 feet. Very cold near the top, down the other side and as it does so often in America, the scenery changes immediately to a deep rocky gorge. We came upon 'Picture Gorge', where to road winds its way through a beautiful deep canyon with amazing rock formations and outcrops on top. Not long after exiting the gorge, we stopped for morning tea at Dayville, a pretty little village, population wouldn't be 4 figures, but every cabin, house & shop ... read more
Craters of the Moon, Idaho
Craters of the Moon, Idaho
Craters of the Moon, Idaho

North America » United States » Idaho » Boise August 4th 2017

August 4, 2017 Weather: 105 and sunny Hours Driving: 6 hours 39 minutes States Drive Thru: Oregon and Idaho Miles: 431 Restaurants: Boise Fry Co. Movies: Games: Books: Dog On It (Biddy), Dunkirk (Matt), Tuesdays At Morries (audio-everyone) Hotel: Springfield Marriott Today, we ate breakfast, found a post office to send postcards to themselves, and set off for Boise Idaho. Uneventful drive. It took us almost 7 hours. We listened to Tuesdays at Morries. Everyone seems to like it. We arrived a Springfield Inn Marriott to 105 degrees and it felt like it. Boise is a really nice, clean, updated city. We really like it. Lots of restaurants and nice places to be outside. We are impressed. The kids swam a bit, then we headed out to dinner to a place recommended by my sister-in- law ... read more

North America » United States » Idaho » Boise July 2nd 2017

The road west on US 20 from Craters of the Moon National Monument near Arco ID to Mountain Home ID is an excellent highway over mostly flat terrain interspersed with some rolling hills. From Mountain Home, I took I-84 west to Boise Riverside RV Park in the Boise ID suburb of Garden City ID. The RV park has small spaces and narrow roads, but an assistant accompanied me to the site and helped me position my rig in the back-in site. I’m pretty happy with the new diesel – the on-board computer showed 12.0 miles per gallon from Arco to Garden City as I was PULLING the Bighorn. That’s about 50 percent better than my old truck while pulling the Pilgrim. Pretty much as soon as I had gotten the rig settled in, my neighbor, Eric, ... read more
This Two-Stamp Mill Was Used at the Twin Sisters Mine to Crush Ore but Today Greets Visitors
I’ve Been Looking for a Woman with No Bark (or Bite)
Some of Southern Idaho’s Unusually Heavy Snowfall Remains in Late June

North America » United States » Idaho » Boise March 4th 2016

Jason: Amy has been acting really different but I kind of like it. She sat down and huddled with me and Jennifer, we covered ourselves with blankets and talked. We sat there in the wagon telling each other jokes and making each other laugh for hours. This is way better than hearing her complain. We even talked about our life back home since we barely ever talk to one another like this. I regularly talk to Jennifer so I already knew most of what she told Amy and me but I did learn a lot about Amy. For one I didn’t know that she likes to read, and write or draw. I never really see or talk to her because she’s always in her room or out with friends, so it’s nice to sit down and ... read more

North America » United States » Idaho » Boise July 9th 2015

Cologne-Clean Bandit "'That's right' said the Intelligent Man. 'Unless someone can do something about it'" The Great Divorce I am not brave. Most people when I tell them I am traveling alone, by bike in an unknown countr, just assume that I am fearless and wonder what my mom thinks about what I am doing. She’s fine with it, even happy that I seem to enjoy what I am doing for once. I think she is supportive, but I will have to ask her to be sure. But, oh, most of all no, I am not fearless. In fact I am one of the most easily scared person that I know. I am afraid of cars. Frightened of open water. Scared of kids. Petrified of commitment. Panicking at the idea of speaking in front of a ... read more

North America » United States » Idaho » Boise June 17th 2015

Geo: 43.607, -116.193Meet at the airport at 6:30 AM!... read more
Taking off

North America » United States » Idaho » Boise September 4th 2014

This is my new travel blog. I'm recently retired and looking to travel. I hope to keep a journal of my travels. I travel solo for the most part, but I meet a lot of people along the way. Still getting a feel for this site, so we'll see how it goes!... read more

North America » United States » Idaho » Boise April 30th 2014

Well today was an 80 mph Interstate 15 day North to Salt Lake City. The Cities Main St parallels the Interstate, so inand out of the City was relatively easy. The entry and exit were typical of American Cities. Mile after mile of fast food, malls and general business., car dealerships and gas stations, what would ever happen if we ran out of gasoline!! Was surprised at the downtown core. No different than any other city. Not sure why I thought it would be. The Temple St area ant the Olympic Village was beautiful. Walked through the Temple Garden Where we took a few pics. Into the Genealogical Society of Utah to look at our families history . Both Kate and I spent an hour and a half on the research computers. Starbucks for a coffee ... read more
Temple Flowers

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